Protecting eye health: Separating myths from facts

Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you're like most people, your answer is your ability to see

Protecting eye health: Separating myths from factsBecause our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about your eye health, what can damage our eyes, and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths, and tell you how to truly keep your eyes healthy. Myth: Doing eye exercises will delay the need for glasses. Fact: Eye exercises […]

Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgery

You may find the use of contact lenses and spectacles inconvenient for a number of reasons. It could be the hassle of carrying them around, a risk factor due to the nature of your job, the time they take up in your daily routine, or simply the associated expenses

Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgeryIn such a case, one may consider the option of laser eye surgery. Commonly referred to as LASIK – which stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis – this type of surgery uses a laser to correct problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As evident from the popularity of the surgery, eye health experts assure that serious […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health

A thorough eye test can detect a variety of eye conditions which, if left untreated in a child, could affect their eye health later in life, potentially even leading to partial or complete loss of sight

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health“Vision isn’t the first culprit parents think of when their child is struggling in school, but it can be playing a part in their child’s poor school or sports performance,” says Marcela Frazier, an Associate Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology. A thorough eye test can detect a variety of […]

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic diseases

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds studyWhen a person loses their eyesight, they may experience a high level of mental stress in the form of worries and anxiety about the situation. Sometimes, in more severe circumstances, depression and social isolation may ensue. But does the reverse also occur? Can stress actually lead to a loss of vision? A new study, published […]

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharp

Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study

Maintaining healthy vision can help elders stay mentally sharpThe results suggest that vision fixes, like a new eyeglass prescription or surgery to remove cataracts, can go a long way toward helping older people stay mentally sharp, said lead author D. Diane Zheng of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Taking care of your vision is important in order to maintain good […]

Five tips for maintaining your eyesight

Your eyes play a significant role in your health. Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected and remain as healthy as possible. Here are the best vision-boosting tips to help you protect your eyes into your golden years

Five tips for maintaining your eyesightMillions of individuals experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. Many of us are resigned to the fact that as we age, our eyesight will deteriorate. But could we improve our vision, protect our sight, and prevent […]

Sankara Eye Hospital: ‘Tooth in eye’ surgery helps woman regain sight after 10 years

Corneal blindness is the inability to see due to loss of clarity in the cornea, is one of the leading causes of blindness in India. This may be due to many causes like birth defects, infection and trauma. Nearly 40% of such cases can be treated with corneal transplantation from another human donated cornea after death

Sankara Eye Hospital: ‘Tooth in eye’ surgery helps woman regain sight after 10 yearsMamtha, a 35-year-old was given a new lease of life by gaining her vision on Friday. She was suffering from bilateral corneal blindness with severe dry eyes which made her lose her vision completely. She was leading a normal and happy life, until she developed a drug reaction called Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS syndrome) and this […]

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blind

Mangesh Gaikar is associated with an NGO called National Association for the Blind (NAB), Mumbai. Gaikar helps people in Mumbai, who are not born blind but have lost their vision due to diabetes. He counsels them and also assists them by providing ways in which they can become self-reliant through the National Association for the Blind (NAB)

World Diabetes Day: Meet a Mumbaikar who is an inspiration to the blindMeet Mangesh Gaikar, a 38 year-old man who suffers from type 1 diabetes and is also blind. He was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was 19 years old. He was born with blurred vision and post diabetes he completely lost his eyesight. But, he has not let his blindness or diabetes become an […]